San Marcos Depairtment

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Location o San Marcos athin Guatemala

San Marcos is a depairtment in Guatemala. The caipital is the ceety o San Marcos.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The depairtment o San Marcos is dividit intae 29 municipalities:[1]

Municipality[2] Ethnicity Population[2][nb 1] Festival[3] Altitude[4] Extent[4]
Ayutla 27,435 1st Friday of Lent 24 metre (79 ft) 204 square kilometre (79 sq mi)
Catarina 24,561 25 November 233 metre (764 ft) 76 square kilometre (29 sq mi)
Comitancillo 46,371 3 May 2,280 metre (7,480 ft) 113 square kilometre (44 sq mi)
Concepción Tutuapa 49,363 8 December 2,910 metre (9,550 ft) 176 square kilometre (68 sq mi)
El Quetzal 18,979 12 November & 6 January 940 metre (3,080 ft) 88 square kilometre (34 sq mi)
El Rodeo 14,125 19 March 700 metre (2,300 ft) 81 square kilometre (31 sq mi)
El Tumbador 35,501 6 January 920 metre (3,020 ft) 84 square kilometre (32 sq mi)
Esquipulas Palo Gordo 8,613 15 January 2,474 metre (8,117 ft) 21 square kilometre (8.1 sq mi)
Ixchiguan 20,324 5th Friday of Lent, 23 January & 29 July 3,200 metre (10,500 ft) 183 square kilometre (71 sq mi)
La Reforma 14,623 1 January 1,139 metre (3,737 ft) 100 square kilometre (39 sq mi)
Malacatán 70,834 13 December 390 metre (1,280 ft) 204 square kilometre (79 sq mi)
Nuevo Progreso 26,140 12 December 660 metre (2,170 ft) 140 square kilometre (54 sq mi)
Ocos 29,257 3 metre (9.8 ft) 205 square kilometre (79 sq mi)
Pajapita 16,600 8 December 97 metre (318 ft) 84 square kilometre (32 sq mi)
Río Blanco Mam[5] 4,872 8 July[5] 2,650 metre (8,690 ft) 21 square kilometre (8.1 sq mi)
San Antonio Sacatepéquez 14,658 17 January 2,338 metre (7,671 ft) 79 square kilometre (31 sq mi)
San Cristóbal Cucho 13,928 29 July 2,350 metre (7,710 ft) 36 square kilometre (14 sq mi)
San José Ojetenam 16,541 19 March 3,050 metre (10,010 ft) 37 square kilometre (14 sq mi)
San Lorenzo 9,714 10 August 1,620 metre (5,310 ft) 25 square kilometre (9.7 sq mi)
San Marcos 36,325 25 April 2,397 metre (7,864 ft) 121 square kilometre (47 sq mi)
San Miguel Ixtahuacán 29,658 29 September 2,050 metre (6,730 ft) 184 square kilometre (71 sq mi)
San Pablo 36,535 25 January 610 metre (2,000 ft) 124 square kilometre (48 sq mi)
San Pedro Sacatepéquez 58,005 29 June 2,330 metre (7,640 ft) 253 square kilometre (98 sq mi)
San Rafael Pie de La Cuesta 13,072 24 October 1,038 metre (3,406 ft) 60 square kilometre (23 sq mi)
Sibinal 13,268 29 September 2,510 metre (8,230 ft) 176 square kilometre (68 sq mi)
Sipacapa 14,043 24 August 1,970 metre (6,460 ft) 152 square kilometre (59 sq mi)
Tacaná 62,620 15 August 2,410 metre (7,910 ft) 302 square kilometre (117 sq mi)
Tajumulco 41,308 8 July 2,050 metre (6,730 ft) 300 square kilometre (120 sq mi)
Tejutla 27,672 25 July 2,520 metre (8,270 ft) 142 square kilometre (55 sq mi)

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sunset at Tilapa beach, Ocos, San Marcos

The main tourist attractions o the San Marcos depairtment are its various Paceefic beaches.[6] Ither attractions include thermal baths an the caves o Castalia.[6]

Notes an references[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 2002 census.

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  2. a b del Aguila 2005, p.9.
  3. del Aguila 2005, p.17.
  4. a b del Aguila 2005, p.16.
  5. a b Servicio de Información Municipal de Inforpress (2).
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